Research

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DMA Research

The Notation and Engraving of Percussion
in Modern Wind Band Compositions

This document is a study of the notation, engraving, and layout of percussion parts within modern large ensemble compositions. The document includes re-engraved percussion parts for Robert Beaser’s “Manhattan Roll” as well as a brief review of many notation texts.

This document is now available via OhioLINK and WorldCat.
For a PDF, please contact me.

 

MM Research

Seven Recital Pieces for Percussion

This document is a study of the seven pieces I performed on my Master's Percussion Recital at Belmont University in Nashville, TN.
The pieces discussed are:
Prelude from Baroque Suite - Daniel Levitan
Variations for Solo Kettledrums - Jan Williams
Merlin - Andrew Thomas
Combination No. 2: Bookwork - Mario Marini
Ritual Music: Variations on the Numbers 2 and 4 - David Skidmore
Unchained Melody - David Lang
Girlfriends Medley - arr. Bob Becker

Access to this document can be obtained from Belmont University via WorldCat.
For a PDF, please contact me.